Event Details

Sat, 05 Oct | The Old Street Gallery

Yanfei Chen Open days

The old street gallery is pleased to present WHO IS INSIDE, a solo exhibition of Yanfei Chen, featuring 19 artworks, including 13 oil paintings, 3 poems, and 3 artworks in comprehensive materials made in 2018 and 2019. The exhibition will take place on 4th-10th October, 2019.
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Yanfei Chen Open days

Time & Location

05 Oct 2019, 11:00 – 10 Oct 2019, 20:00
The Old Street Gallery, 62 Paul St, Shoreditch, London EC2A 4NA, UK

About The Event

Yanfei has created a compelling world through a series of engaging paintings. The corners, corridors

and empty rooms are, perhaps, metaphors for a state of mind and for all of their sense of

desolation, they are intimately concerned with human experience.


Circle and Stone

By Yanfei Chen

A termite can’t see the whole elephant,

it just crawls around its foot and thinks that it sees all.

Winds tear spring and winter into halves —

some shudder and shiver in spring,

some hide and strive in winter.

The malt whisky shakes in the glass of the stranger,

but who would still want to take the sip?

All come as companions,

yet all have never known or met each other.

The stone lies in the middle of the street, waiting for the careless to fall.

But the passers-by really just pass by —

no one has his will fulfilled.

Someone draws a circle with a pencil in the sky,

pouring into it the termite and the winds.

But the elephant is still standing as it was.

- Geraint Evans, Course Leader MA Painting, Wimbledon College of Arts, UAL